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Sustaining Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

The Inner Niger Delta in central Mali is a giant green oasis on the edge of the Sahara desert. It is one of the country’s […]

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Linking upstream and downstream communities in Kenya

As demand for water grows in river basins, downstream users often suffer. This is especially true when those users depend on rivers and natural wetlands, […]

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10 tips to become ecosystem smart in Disaster Risk Reduction interventions

10 tips developed by Wetlands International for policy makers and practitioners to better integrate the management of ecosystems and natural resources in their Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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Silted up swamps in the Philippines

Deforestation on the uplands of Philippine islands has been causing soil loss, landslides and flooding downstream for decades. On Mindanao, the country’s second largest island, […]

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Perspectives from the field: Ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction

Starting this week at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the international community is expected to approve the next ten year plan to strengthen […]

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Why do we care about wetlands?

Throughout history wetlands have been integral to human survival and development. How? Simple: Wetlands are life – food, water, fibre. We depend on them – people, […]

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Going organic for the climate

Also in the world of climate change, organic is the way to go. I am not writing about organic food here, despite my personal interest […]

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Sustainable peatland management on the horizon in Indonesia?

Back in 2002, Wetlands International together with local partners and communities in Jambi, South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, brought international attention to the disproportionally high […]

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Milk fish and cockles bring returning prosperity

Mumtadar called from the pond where he was setting nets.  Life was good since they planted the mangroves along the dyke, he said.  He caught […]